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With the new vampires coming out i've started to look at fantasy a bit more and would like to know why gw decided to bring redo the vampires when i dont really see why they needed it(compared to older armies like woodelves) as i understand, and correct me if im wrong but wood elves aswell as brets and empire i believe have some pretty old books. Wood elves in particular as, and again correct me if im wrong, their book is still the same as when i first started warhammer all those years ago (mid 3rd edition 40k). I dont mean to bitch but i just want to know why games workshop decided to go with vampires for a redux when their book was newer then other armies? so if there are any vampire players that also play wood elves which one did you think needed it the most?
Not sure if i should have posted this in wood elves or vampires.
The simple answer is that Vampires were a relatively simple fix and a more popular army. Wood Elves require much more than a bandaid and aren't very popular at the moment. Whether or not the popularity is because of the old army book or anything that would be fixed with a new one is irrelevant because VC ARE popular before the update.
40k: Silver Angels of Our Martyred Lady 7/2/3 - Daemons of the Great Squiggle! 3/1/0
Fantasy: Windhost of Athel'Loren 2/0/0 - Daemons of Another Great Squiggle! 0/0/0
Warmahordes: Legion of Everblight (Absylonia)
Purely conjecture on my part, but GW may be aware of the heightened interest for all things zombie related that has occurred in the past several years. They might be trying to attract some of that customer base. But GW would lose those customers right away because with the current VC rulebook, the more zombie models one uses, the more likely that person will lose games. GW had to fix zombies to allow the models to be a viable option.